Culture event

The Latvian Radio Choir and "Lāčplēsis"

Flagey Cultural Centre
Place Sainte-Croix, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Event dates
April 24 20:15 - 21:30 (local time)

Last updated on 24 April 2015, 17.05

Latvian Radio Choir
Kristaps Pētersons - contrabass, percussion
Artistic director Sigvards Kļava

The aim of the Lāčplēsis (Bear-slayer) project is to present a specific piece of historical material – the film Lāčplēsis (1930) by Aleksandrs Rusteiķis – in an emotional and relevant way using contemporary choral music, vocal art and electronic music as the means of expression.

The story takes place in two eras – the mythical age and the early 20th century when Latvians were fighting for their freedom. The soundtrack also forms two parallel layers. It preserves the film’s original music, incorporating the most outstanding examples of Latvian choral music from the first part of the 20th century, and uses contemporary vocal music to respect and accentuate the drama and style of the film.

The Latvian Radio Choir (LRC) ranks among the top professional chamber choirs in Europe, and its refined taste for musical material, its finesse of expression and vocals of an unbelievably immense compass have charted its course as a noted brand on the world stage. Since 1992, the LRC has had two conductors; Sigvards Kļava as the musical director and principal conductor, and Kaspars Putniņš.

Tickets are available on the Flagey website.


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